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We're Number One...

... in graphic novels.

The second volume of the GAME OF THRONES graphic novel debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list:


(And, hey, the following week's list is out, and we're still number one).

My thanks and congratulations to Daniel Abraham (who wrote the script) and Tommy Patterson (who drew the pictures) and Mike S. Miller (who did the covers). They do all the real work on this one. This is their triumph, much more than mine.

I'm glad so many of you are enjoying the funny book.


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Jun. 30th, 2013 06:23 am (UTC)
That's great news. I had preordered it so long ago I forgot it was being released, so it was a happy surprise when I received it.
Calle Johansson
Jun. 30th, 2013 11:04 am (UTC)
About the comicbook.
I have realized you do not like fanart, but I wonder how you see this comicbook? I havn't read it yet, but from what I saw in forums they are very close to the book when it comes to events and chapters. Do you consider this to be semi-canon or do you fully support it?
Dave Grose
Jun. 30th, 2013 11:22 am (UTC)
Great Work!
This may be sad to say, but I just picked up volume 1 of the graphic novel yesterday. The art is really great! I don't know why I've avoided it for so long, but I saw it at Barnes and Noble and decided I must have it. I got Volume 1 and 2 and my friend bought me the Lands of Ice and Fire for my birthday. It's been an Ice and Fire couple of weeks.
KP Woods
Jun. 30th, 2013 03:22 pm (UTC)
This is awesome!! Can't wait for more.
Кирилл Берчанский
Jun. 30th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
I understand, that I overindulge on your friendly attitude towards fans (and you are one of the most friendly writers in that regard), but I asked a question in one of the previous messages about origins of Jaime's character (similarities between him and Samson). If is not too much, would you please give an answer (or answer, that there will be no answer)to that question.

Ever your admirer,
Jun. 30th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hi George -I saw this wanted to say hi and Congrats. It has been a year since our mini Thai reunion - how time flies. Loving the show, loving everything...hope the writing is going great! All my best, Sheila
Jul. 1st, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
Big congrats George to you (for the story) and the team for the graphic novelization. Well done and deserved!
Jul. 1st, 2013 05:30 am (UTC)
Glad to see this is doing well. Your real take on characters (particularly women) is an asset to the "traditional" (to put it as nicely as I can) world of graphic novels.
Ray Feighery
Jul. 1st, 2013 06:14 am (UTC)
I pick up the Comic on a monthly basis but of course I pick up the collections as well.

Really enjoyed the forward and reminiscing about classic Illustrated. My Teacher used to buy them and leave them in the classroom as a "Gateway Drug" to reading the real thing...and it worked!
Jul. 1st, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
I have fond memories of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED myself...
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Jul. 1st, 2013 11:21 am (UTC)
ASOIAF is truly a universal story, I mean how many stories are successful on so many mediums? Not many.
Jul. 1st, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
"Grey Worm"
Hi mister "Grr" :)
Do you know that "Grey Worm" in Valyrian sounds for italians "Porco Nudo" that means "Naked Pig"? XD
Cool name indeed, Naked Pig ahahah, you should use it.
Jul. 1st, 2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
George, does the first volume of the graphic novel cover the entire first book, and the second volume start at A Clash of Kings? I'm a little confused at what these volumes cover.
Jul. 1st, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: question
No, not at all. We're still doing A GAME OF THRONES. This is a very faithful adaptation, so many issues are required.
Jul. 1st, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
Lawrence Lawson
Jul. 1st, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC)
Issue by Issue
Too bad that doesn't count those of us who've been following the series issue by issue. If so, you'd be...number one still, statistically speaking. But still! Know there're lots who buy the floppy issues too!
Jul. 1st, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hi George! This is a bit off-topic, but on behalf of all your arachnophobic fans, I was wondering if you'd be willing to conveniently forget to include "snow spiders" in the upcoming ASOIAF books. Thanks in advance!
Jul. 2nd, 2013 05:28 am (UTC)
Well, depending on how reliable Sam's memories are, they may simply be an inaccurate account in a book a scared man remembered in a bad memory.

So there is actually a chance there aren't any. That being said, I'd prefer one made of ice.
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